Raptors advance behind DeMar DeRozan's 32 points on Thursday

With Thursday's 92-89 game-six victory, the Raptors won the Eastern Conference series 4-2.

The Bucks came back to take the lead in the fourth quarter, but ultimately lost the game and the series. Antetokounmpo played 47 out of the 48 maximum minutes for his impressive tally of 34 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks.

Toronto never did quite figure out how to stop Antetokounmpo, which doesn't exactly bode well for their containing LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the second round.

The Bucks would eventually take a three-point lead and the crowd was deafening.

The Raptors led by as many as 25 in the third quarter before Milwaukee finally showed signs of life.

"We stayed calm", DeRozan told reporters afterward.

Toronto led by six when Serge Ibaka drew his fourth foul, but a 14-0 Milwaukee run capped off by Terry's wide-open 3. "I was just saying in the timeout - because it seemed a little bit intense, and guys were a little bit uptight on the bench - I was just telling them, relax, let's run some plays, let's move the ball, let's keep doing the things that got us up that high in the first place". At the time, this monster DeRozan dunk that put Toronto ahead 87-82 in the final minute felt like the dagger.

The furious effort appeared to sap the energy of the young Bucks. "We thought we could beat the Raptors and go to the second round".

In Toronto's three previous series victories, they went the distance - five games against the New York Knicks in 2001 and seven games against the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat last season. The Bucks made only 18 of their 28 foul shots. A season ago, James averaged 26.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists on 62 percent shooting against the Raptors in Cleveland's Eastern Conference Finals win.

Toronto's first round win was a grueling six-game exercise in gauging the Raptors' validity. I was able to hit someone in the corner - Cory or Kyle - and they threw it back to me and I just went to the basket.

Although the NBA Playoffs present a much smaller sample size than the regular season, there's no time when the lights are brighter or more eyes are on NBA players.

Then they started resembling the team that got embarrassed in a 27-point blowout in Game 3. "I don't like the end results - it could have been way better - but you live with the results and you learn".

Matthew Dellavedova scored 12 points (4-9 FG, 1-4 3FG), marking his 12th career playoff game scoring in double figures.

Casey said again on Thursday night that his playoff-tested team knows how to respond from adversity.